Wandering Ilocos! (Travel Guide & Itineraries for 3Days & 2Nights)

Hello everyone! Welcome to my first travel post. I’ll be sharing with you our travel experiences and itineraries we’ve had with our Ilocos Escapade last November 2015.

Since it’s our first out-of-town trip , we want it to be hassle-free so we decided to avail a package from a travel agency. Most agencies offers a pretty cheap rates good for 3 days and 2 nights.

As for us, we availed Travel Galore Tours and Services. For Just P2999.00 only (cause it was just me and my boyfriend in this tour, but prices varies depending on how many pax you are in the group). Isn’t it amazing? Isn’t it surprising? You can already explore the whole Ilocos province with accommodation and tours included.So, what are you waiting for? Tara na!

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Ilocos consist of 2 provinces, namely Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur.

Here’s our detailed itinerary below.

ILOCOS TOUR ITINERARY
DAY 0: DEPARTURE FROM MANILA
8:00 PM Pick-up at Quirino Grandstand (For Bus) or MOA (For Vans)
10:30 PM Pick-up at McDo near SM North EDSA

(As for us, we choose SM North EDSA pickup, but it depends on your location and which pick up points you preferred.)

DAY 1: LAOAG CITY TOUR
8:00 AM Breakfast on Pax Account
9:00 AM Start of Tour
• Marcos Mausoleum (Entrance Fee Included)
• Paoay Church
• Malacañang of the North (Entrance Fee Included)
• Paoay Lake
• Fort Ilocandia Hotel & Resort
• Sta Monica (Sarrat) Church
12:00 NN Lunch on Pax Account
• Sinking Bell Tower
• Aurora Park
• Ilocos Norte Capitol
• St. William’s Cathedral
• La Paz Sand Dunes (Optional Activities: Complete 4×4 Ride & Unlimited Sand boarding – P2,500 good for 4-5 pax)
5:00 PM Hotel Check-in

PLACES WE’VE VISITED:

Sikat-Tuna Inihaw Restaurant (this is where we had our breakfast after 8 long hours of travel. The Food was okay as well the ambiance of the place.)

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Marcos Mausoleum (Entrance Fee: 50PHP || 30PHP -seniors and students || 10PHP: Kids)

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Paoay Lake/Paoay Church (Entrance: None)

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Malacanang of the North (Entrance: 20PHP)

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La Paz Sand Dunes (Optional Activities: Complete 4×4 Ride & Unlimited Sand boarding – P2,500 good for 4-5 pax) For me, this is the highlight of my trip. If you want an adrenaline rush and extraordinary experience, you shouldn’t miss this activity.

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DAY 2: PAGUDPUD TOUR
7:00 AM Hotel Daily Breakfast
8:00 AM Start of Tour
• Cape Bojeador Light House
• Kapurpurawan Rock Formation (Entrance Fee Included)
• Bangui Wind Mills
12:00 NN Lunch on Pax Account
• Pagudpud Welcome Arch
• Patapat Viaduct
• Bantay Abot Cave
• Blue Lagoon (swimming and other water activities) – (Entrance Fee Included)
Optional Activity:
HANNAH’S LONGEST ZIPLINE IN THE WORLD – Php 900/pax
5:00 PM Return to Hotel

PLACES WE’VE VISITED:

Cape Bojeador Light House (Entrance Fee: NONE)

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Kapurpurawan Rock Formation (Entrance Fee: NONE / Horseback Riding: 100 PHP)

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Bangui Wind Mills (Entrance: NONE)

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Pagudpud Welcome Arch (Entrance: NONE)

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Patapat Viaduct (Entrance: NONE)

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Bantay Abot Cave (Entrance: NONE)

Blue Lagoon (Entrance: 100PHP / Cottage: 300PHP)

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DAY 3: VIGAN TOUR

7:00 AM Hotel Daily Breakfast
8:00 AM Hotel Check-out
8:30 AM Start of Tour
• Baluarte
• Bantay Bell Tower
12:00 NN Lunch on Pax Account at Hidden Garden or any preferred food establishment
• Heritage Village (St. Paul Cathedral, Plaza Burgos, Plaza Salcedo & Calle Crisologo)
4:00 PM Departure to Manila

PLACES WE’VE VISITED

Baluarte (Entrance: NONE)

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Bantay Bell Tower (Entrance: NONE)

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Heritage Village (St. Paul Cathedral, Plaza Burgos, Plaza Salcedo & Calle Crisologo)

Optional Ride: Calesa Ride (150 PHP)

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There you have it guys. I hope this will help you in touring Ilocos. If you have more questions, please comment below. But i strongly suggest and recommend, you avail Travel Galore Tours and Services for an awesome, hassle free and memorable trip. Their drivers and tour guide were also nice and accommodating 🙂

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